Wendy Cheong is currently Managing Director-Regional Head of Asia Pacific for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS), based in Hong Kong. In this role, Wendy develops and leads Moody’s growth strategy in both developed and emerging markets in the region. She is the senior representative for Moody’s in Asia Pacific and is responsible for regional operations, overseeing policy and regulatory outreach, coordinating Moody’s global initiatives, and providing oversight of affiliates, joint ventures and Moody’s domestic market strategies in the region.
A senior management and strategy professional experienced in leading and transforming international business operations, Wendy acts as an Executive Director for majority of Moody’s Asia entities. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on Moody’s numerous domestic affiliate boards, including Korea Investors Service, Inc., Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad and ICRA Limited, which is a publicly-listed firm listed on the India Stock Exchange.
Wendy joined Moody’s in 2010 as an Assistant Director at Content Strategy in Moody’s Analytics, and has since held senior positions in strategy and management roles across business lines in Hong Kong and New York to build strategic vision, drive business growth and enhance market impact. She has served as Chief of Staff to the President of Moody’s Investors Service; Representative Director for MIS in Hong Kong, while also serving as Senior Vice President – Head of APAC Strategy & Business Management; and Director and Senior Product Strategist at Moody’s Analytics.
Wendy is the Global Executive Sponsor for the Moody’s Women’s Business Resource Group and she currently sits on the Board of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), a leading non-profit network of over 600 organizations across 34 countries that mobilizes capital for impact investing. She held leadership roles in several external women in finance organizations, including ASIFMA, and founded the Asia Pacific Women’s BRG in Moody’s.
Before joining Moody’s, Wendy held senior strategy, sales and marketing positions at Prudential PLC in Hong Kong, as well as at Singapore Telecoms in Singapore. She holds a BA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore.